Skip to comments.Clinton Defends $225,000 Speaking Fee
Posted on 06/29/2014 12:16:12 PM PDT by John Semmens
Elias Benjellouns, the UNLV student body president, and Daniel Waqars, the student governments public relations director, protest that former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons $225,000 fee for a single speech is excessive was slapped down by the lady herself.
Students angry that their tuition fees are being increased shouldnt try to take it out on me, Clinton angrily exclaimed. I have unique credentials. Ive been a First Lady and co-president, a United States Senator, and Secretary of State. Audiences should expect to pay more to hear me.
Clinton compared her fee with the $230,000 per game salary paid to the NBAs LeBron James. Considering the relative importance of the contributions each of us has made to America I think its pretty clear that Im the one being grossly underpaid, she complained. As skilled as LeBron may be, hes never had to make the hard choices I have. He doesnt have to worry that someone might die because he makes a bad decision. I did.
Hefty speaking fees (over $100 million since 2001) have been the mainstay of the Clintons battle to escape poverty since leaving the White House in early 2001. The $16 million the Clintons have received from the federal government since 2001 has been woefully inadequate when you consider the lifestyle we are forced to maintain, Hillary contended. For example, we had to pony up $3 million for our daughters wedding. The fact is, we cant live like ordinary peopleshopping at WalMart, eating home-cooked meals, scrimping on expenses. The people of America want us to enjoy the perks befitting the service we have rendered to the nation.
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LOL! That's choice. It sounds like the DNC's official "bag lady" is going to need some more bags for all of her money.
never understood why they get paid to flap their gums ,bribes or money laundering or even worst
You out did yourself with this one! Well done!
IT’S MYYYY MUUNNIEEEE!
fake or not, it's not hard to imagine her saying this.
compared to the NBAs LeBron James.—
Yes, comparable on so many points:
Able to dunk (you interpret)
Gender (LGBT-thinking, first (black lady) president.)
And what what was her draft pick number?
LeHill (Dennis) Robbem
How much should a speaker be paid? The amount that the market chooses.
Unfortunately liberals are always try to manipulate the market.
By the way, good satire!
I honestly think she doesn’t know the difference between #2500 and $250,000. She hasn’t had to go to a store and buy anything with her own money for 30 years.
When he does, US taxpayers pick up the tab, via the local US embassy, direct costs and staff time - - for security coordination, staff time, hotel "control rooms", etc, etc. Probably a couple hundred thousand dollars in taxpayer money for each visit.
(and Bubba then gets, his half million or so from his foreign hosts hoping to curry favor with the spouse of a possible next President)
I will never understand why university students don’t get angry at the bloated salaries of their professors. Like the one professor in the news who teaches 1 class per semester and makes $225,000.
Universities keep raising their tuition and in turn the professors and other faculty continue to get annual raises. Then in turn, they extend another year to get that degree. The degree you use to be able to get in 2-3 years is now 4-5 years, all so they can bleed the students and keep them in high debt.
So now they are angry at what speakers make, really?
Every red cent is going to “poor folk”...
And she doesn’t get “noways tarred” as quick as Lebron does. LOL!
Stolen from cartoon in local paper
New book tour:
Dictionary by Hillary Rodham Clinton..
Poor. Adjective, meaning earning less than $100 Million or not being truly well-off. Synonym: DEAD BROKE.
I thought this was suppose to be satire.
She is a member of the ruling elite. She thinks that rules apply to everybody else but her.
She feels she is entitled.
Besides, these are cleverly disguised campaign contributions.
It seems like the more satirical Semmens tries to be, the more his parodies ring true.
She made herself CO-PRESIDENT since NO ONE voted her for that non-existent position.
Don’t forget Billy’s presidential pension and perks. I guess that’s just chicken feed to the phony couple.
Plus “I really need the money.”
Let them sell tickets and give her a split.
Amazing how all liberals - and the low info populace - don’t see the incredible arrogance in her.......
A more reasonable fee would be the equivalent of the annual salary of a congresscritter.
Of course, a night at the Holliday Inn would be included.
And in Obama too. Yesit is quite amazing.
Oh come on people, the klinton’s are living day to day, have huge debts, have to shop in dollar stores, buy their cloths at second hand stores and drive 10 year old cars.
Oh wait the klinton’s, NEVER MIND.
” WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE”?
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